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Old 01-31-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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To _cook with_, mind you, not even to drink.

This policy makes you all look like hillbillies. There's a big university here (nwa), major employers, half a million people, even some museums and arts centers.

Time to grow up, move forward and join something approaching the modern era.

 
Old 01-31-2011, 03:18 PM
 
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There are lots of places all across the United States where you cannot purchase wine in a grocery store on a Sunday. It's not specific to "hillbilly" areas. Why don't you plan ahead and purchase your wine on a Saturday?
 
Old 01-31-2011, 03:30 PM
 
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To _cook with_, mind you, not even to drink.

This policy makes you all look like hillbillies. There's a big university here (nwa), major employers, half a million people, even some museums and arts centers.

Time to grow up, move forward and join something approaching the modern era.
I would have to say calling people hillbillies because you don't agree with something is allot like using the N word. Used very much the same way. Moderator cut: discussing moderation

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Old 01-31-2011, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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To _cook with_, mind you, not even to drink.

This policy makes you all look like hillbillies. There's a big university here (nwa), major employers, half a million people, even some museums and arts centers.

Time to grow up, move forward and join something approaching the modern era.
I fail to see how a policy stemming from observing a religious day of the week for many Americans is a "hillbilly" issue. There are a number of places you can't buy alcohol on Sunday. That said, I do think it's a relatively pointless policy that they might as well get rid of. Of course... you could do what I do and just make sure you pick it up on Saturday . (Or if you're desperate/last-minute, run up to Macadoodle's.)
 
Old 01-31-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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I agree that the policy is very outdated, and could even be a freedom of religion issue (or freedom FROM religion). Nonetheless, we do not like to be referred to as "hillbillies."
 
Old 01-31-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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To _cook with_, mind you, not even to drink.

This policy makes you all look like hillbillies. There's a big university here (nwa), major employers, half a million people, even some museums and arts centers.

Time to grow up, move forward and join something approaching the modern era.
wow, you haven't been around the country much: Texas you can't buy it til after 12 pm, NM had no booze sold period on Sundays til a few years ago and most of the south still has the Blue law, no booze period on Sundays. It has nothing to do with hillies. When we first moved to Texas you couldn't buy a drink on sundays in some towns and in others you could buy booze anywhere period. We left a mid sized city in Texas (the burbs of Dallas I will add) 6 years ago. No liquor was sold in that city period. They have since, changed the laws, you can buy wine but not on Sundays.

You need to adjust and not think of this as a hillbilly law. In fact I have to question why you feel this way? Do you live in Ar or all you just stirring up the pot? For some reason I am getting the idea you live in the Seattle area, I wonder where I get this?

Nita
 
Old 01-31-2011, 04:07 PM
 
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I would have to say calling people hillbillies because you don't agree with something is allot like using the N word. Used very much the same way. Moderator cut: deleted comment
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Read my comment more closely. This policy makes you _look like_ hillbillies; I'm quite aware that the area's reality does not match the area's stereotype.

Re "it's like that in other places". Well, yes, it is, and that fact doesn't really need to be pointed out. It's also not like that in most sophisticated, wealthy, desirable places.

It's the area that needs to adjust, to what it's become and to what it aspires to be.

Nmnita: No I don't live here, but I do travel here quite often for work and for family. I spend a good three months out of the year here. What of it?

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Old 01-31-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I fail to see how a policy stemming from observing a religious day of the week for many Americans is a "hillbilly" issue. There are a number of places you can't buy alcohol on Sunday. That said, I do think it's a relatively pointless policy that they might as well get rid of. Of course... you could do what I do and just make sure you pick it up on Saturday . (Or if you're desperate/last-minute, run up to Macadoodle's.)
you have that right, so does Dr Foosball. It is a stupid and outdated law, which I have a feeling will change in the next 5 to 10 years, but to refer to people in NWA as hillbillies is not only an insult but shows a very narrow mind and no knowledge of the region. And yes, thank God for Macadoodles.

Nita
 
Old 01-31-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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And yes, thank God for Macadoodles.

Nita
I didn't know MO sold on Sundays.

I am just happy to be out of Crawford County where I had to drive to Fort Smith to buy alcohol every day of the week.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: NoVA
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Arkansas is one of 14 states that bull-headedly clings to the Prohibition relics of Blue Laws. At least you don't live in Indiana, one of only three states that maintain a ban on all beer, wine and liquor sales on Sundays. I'm totally sure this allows baby Jesus to sleep soundly at night, or whatever the rationale is.

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